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Victoria Cup Finals Appeals

Photography: Jessica James-Moody Graphic Design: Nicola Gertler
Photography: Jessica James-Moody
Graphic Design: Nicola Gertler

Finals appeals for the 2018 Victoria Cup season are now open and will close on Sunday the 9th of September. These appeals are for players who have not participated in the required number of games to be eligible to play in the finals series, however, believe they have reason to be exempt from these requirements. These reasons may be but are not limited to serious injury, University commitments such as exchange, or work related commitments. All appeals shall be considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants shall be notified of the outcome of their appeal by email in the week following the 9th of September.

Players are required to have participated in 6 games during the season to be eligible to play finals. An appeal is not required for teams who finish in the 9th or 10th position on the ladder as they do not enter the upper or lower finals bracket play.

From the Victoria Cup League Rules:

2.8. For any player to compete in finals, they MUST have played 33% of games for the League with the team they are intending to play finals with. If there are 12 games, they MUST have attended 4 games to play finals. If there are 8 games, they MUST have attended 3 games to play finals. This is to prevent new players being brought in just for finals.

2.8.1. New players cannot be added to a register in the last game of the league unless they were registered to play and on the team roster prior to the previous game.

2.8.2. Players who have not made their 33% attendance requirement with their intended finals team may submit a finals exemption application for consideration by the Head of Gameplay and VQA executive.

2.9. All players who have not made their 33% attendance requirement may submit a finals exemption application for considered by the Head of Gameplay and VQA executive.

 

Melbourne Mudbash 2018: Player Registration

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Photo Credit: Natalie Hulme

Now in its sixth year, the Victorian Quidditch Association’s Melbourne Mudbash winter Quidditch tournament for 2018 will be held on the 21st – 22nd of July at Fawkner Park. Across the two days, teams will compete in a series of ranked pool play or round robin games with the aim of moving on into the Sunday afternoon finals.

Any player who wishes to attend and participate in the tournament must read and fill out this form BY 5pm JULY 13TH.

If you are an individual wishing to join a mercenary team, please select “Mercenary Team” under the team selection.

Please be aware that payments may be made by PayPal only. Paypal is a very effective system and you can pay with a visa debit or credit card without even signing up. This change does not affect you financially at all.

Fee Breakdown:

ALL PLAYERS:
Individual Player Fee: $35
OPTIONAL:
Tournament Lunches (Sat & Sun): $10
Social Ticket: $20

By registering for this tournament you agree to participate in accordance with the rules of the Victorian Quidditch Association and Quidditch Australia’s Code of Conduct. Anyone found to be in violation of the code will be disqualified from the tournament and required to leave the designated fields for the remainder of the tournament. Please note that this is a drug and alcohol-free tournament. A copy of the code may be found here: http://www.quidditch.org.au/code-of-conduct/

Please RSVP our facebook event to keep up to date with event details and FAQs: https://www.facebook.com/events/229375924502615/

Any questions regarding the tournament can be directed to Nicola Gertler, Tournament Director at team@quidditchvictoria.com

We look forward to seeing you on the pitch at Mudbash 2018!

 

MELBOURNE MUDBASH 2018: TOURNAMENT STAFF APPLICATIONS

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The Victorian Quidditch Association is seeking applications for a tournament director and two assistant tournament directors for Melbourne MudBash 2018. All positions are voluntary. The tournament will be held on the 21st – 22nd of July at Fawkner Park, South Yarra.

Applications open: Tuesday, 22nd May 2018

Applications close: Tuesday, 29th May 2018

Any and all questions can be directed to the VQA Executive at team@quidditchvictoria.com. If you have another role or way in which you’d like to contribute to the tournament, please send us an email! We are also seeking keen individuals to generally assist with the running of the event.

Tournament Director: The tournament director (TD) is responsible for the overall running of the tournament, including supervising the organising committee, working with the team to determine the general direction and flavour of the event, and liaising with outside bodies. The tournament director shall be responsible for curation and execution of the timeline of the event, inclusive of all planning stages and the event days themselves, from start to finish. The tournament director is the direct liaison between the tournament organisers and VQA committee. In conjunction with the VQA Executive, the tournament director shall be responsible for handling any issues, grievances or disciplinary action which may occur or be required over the tournament weekend.

Assistant Tournament Director x 2:  The assistant tournament directors assists the TD in their duties wherever required, dividing up duties according to the TD’s and assistant TD’s respective strengths, and taking over in the case that the TD is not available. Both ATD’s will be required to assist the TD and VQA Executive in handling any issues, grievances or disciplinary action which may occur or be required over the tournament weekend.

First Focus: Logistics, Equipment, Venue

Duties may include:

  • Sourcing and management of equipment for the tournament, including sourcing marquees, tables, chairs and other non-gameplay equipment.
  • Coordinating the layout of the event, as well specific tasks such as set-up and pack-up
  • Provide public communications about the venue, such as a transport plan for travelling to the tournament by PT.
  • Work with the other ATD to develop a volunteer’s roster for logistic based tasks such as set up and pack up.
  • Liaise with the VQA’s Media and IT Directors to ensure the spread of information to players through the VQA’s media channels.
  • Any other duties which may be befitting to the focus of Logistics, Equipment and The Venue.
  • Assist the TD in the creation of the tournament information package

Second Focus: Volunteers, Hospitality, Merchandise

The focus of this role is to develop the overall internal feel of the event and to be an internal contact for entities within our community. Duties may include:

  • Seeking, coordinating and rostering volunteers for the event.
  • Coordinating hospitality related aspects of the event, such as organising the BBQ or player lunches
  • Assist the VQA’s Events and Fundraising Director in coordinating the Mudbash Social
  • Putting together a package for teams of recommended accommodation, attractions, local shopping options and other relevant things in the area.
  • Developing potential merchandise and the sale of merchandise
  • Liaise with the VQA’s Media and IT Directors to ensure the spread of information to players through the VQA’s media channels.
  • Any other duties which may be befitting to the focus of Volunteers, Hospitality and Merchandise.
  • Assist the TD in the creation of the tournament information package

VICTORIAN LEADBEATERS 2018: Selection Panel Application

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Applications are now open for all five positions on the selection panel for the 2018 Victorian Leadbeaters. If you believe you have the skills and commitment required to be on the selection panel, please complete the form below in as much details as possible. Quidditch Australia’s State of Origin Championship weekend is planned to be held in October with the panel’s main goal to be to select the team, reserves and development squad for this event.

Panel members are required to attend and assist with the running of try-out sessions for the selection process. Selectors may also apply to play for the team.

Selector applications close 11:59pm Sunday, 3rd June 2018.

Applications for coach shall open once the date and location for the 2018 State Shield tournament is announced. This decision has been made due to the travel and time commitments required of the position. Questions can be directed to the VQA executive at team@quidditchvictoria.com